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Written by Janvi Chow
Published August 2018

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The Culture

Even though the Chinese culture has become more and more influenced by Western culture, it is important to realize that it is still a unique culture of its own with thousands of year’s heritage.

Cantonese opera

Many well-known operas performed today, such as The Purple Hairpin and Rejuvenation of the Red Plum Flower, originated in the Yuan Dynasty, with the lyrics and scripts in Cantonese. Until the 20th century, all the female roles were performed by males.Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China’s Cantonese culture. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. 粵劇 (Yuèjù) should not be confused with 越劇 (Yuèjù), the theatre of Zhejiang.

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A Brief History of Guangzhou

Haizhu Bridge Guangzhou Histroy
Haizhu Bridge in 1932

By 214 B.C., Guangdong, Guangxi, and northern Vietnam were subjugated and annexed into the Qin empire. Guangzhou was established in 214 B.C. to serve as a base for the Qin Empire's, the town was known as Panyu.

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